About Exmoor Eyecare Opticians

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Exmoor Eyecare is an independent practice, that has been offering professional eye services in Minehead for over 30 years. The practice welcomes people of all ages and has good disabled access.

Meet the Team

The Exmoor Eyecare staff

The Exmoor Eyecare team (L-R): Freddie Kimsey (Dispensing Optician), Karen Marshall (Receptionist), Tracy Bishop (Receptionist), Tom Collicott (Optometrist), Judith Searle (Director of Exmoor Eyecare), Bryan James (Optometrist), Daniel Searle (Owner of Exmoor Eyecare).


Tom CollicottTom Collicott: Optometrist

Tom has a wealth of experience of over 30 years and joined our team in September 2015 from the East Sussex Hospital Trust where he worked as a Senior Optometrist and specialist in the OCT and AMD department. Prior to this Tom worked in the Paediatric department where he was responsible in the referrals of children with complex health issues. Tom is a keen astronomer and enjoys the clear skies of Exmoor.

Bryan JamesBryan James BSc(Hons) MCOptom: Optometrist

Bryan James qualified in 1982 from Manchester University and has attended the Institute of Optometry, gaining experience in visual problems associated with specific learning difficulties.


Judith SearleJudith Searle F.B.D.O.: Dispensing Optician

Examiner for Association of British Dispensing Opticians
Area 7 ABDO Committee Member
Local Optical Council (LOC) Facilitator

Judith, director of Exmoor Eyecare Opticians, Qualified at the City and East London in 1985 and has been practicing as a Dispensing Opticians since.

She has managed both Independent and multiple practices and specialises in low visual aids and children’s spectacles. “Correctly fitting spectacles are important for your vision and comfort, which is why I oversee all dispensing.”

She is able to advise on types of lenses and frames.

Freddie KimseyFreddie Kimsey F.B.D.O.: Dispensing Optician

Freddie joined our team in September 2013 after completed his ‘A’ levels and passed his final Dispensing Optician Course with ABDO in August 2016. Fred is now training to be a Contact Lens Optician.


Karen MarshallKaren Marshall: Receptionist

Karen has worked for us since 2005 and has a vast experience in Optics and runs our reception and clinics smoothly and efficiently.


Daniel Searle: Owner

Daniel is responsible for the running of Exmoor Eyecare although he can occasionally be seen covering the reception area when required, but usually in the office doing all the paperwork. Daniel is also a Parish Councillor and Chairman of our Local Village Hall.

The practice has a good friendly support staff and all qualified staff regularly attend training courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and practices.